Fellowship Application Process

The Design Incubation Fellowship is highly competitive. Interested design academics are encouraged to apply before the deadline so applications can be reviewed and notification can be given to participants as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, due to space restrictions we are not able to accommodate all the applicants each year. We encourage applicants who are not accepted the first year to reapply.

Design Incubation is currently seeking applicants for the January 2018 Fellowship and Workshop Session. The application deadline is September 1, 2017.

There is no fee to apply for the Design Incubation Fellowship however all Fellows must participate in the Design Incubation Fellowship workshop and there is a $200 fee for the 3-day workshop. A formal letter of acceptance will be provided so attendees can apply for travel funds from their home institutions and pay the workshop fee to reserve their place.

The 2018 Design Incubation Fellowship Workshop will be held on January 11, 12, and 13th at the Manhattan campus of St. John’s University, 51 Astor Place, New York, NY 10003

Applications are closed and will reopen June 1, 2017.

To apply: Submit applications using our convenient online form. Applicants must provide contact information, title/current rank, institutional affiliation, a CV, and a 200-word biography. Candidates also need to indicate for which track they are applying (see tracks below).

A formal letter of acceptance will be provided so attendees can apply for travel funds from their home institutions and pay the workshop fee to reserve their place.

Preference will be given to full-time faculty currently employed by accredited colleges or universities. Adjuncts and independent scholars are also encouraged to apply.

Tracks

  1. Reviews / Statement of Practice: Reviews / Statement of Practice: Applicants interested in working on a review or statement of practice should indicate this preference and should include a short statement (approximately 500 words) about their research interests and how writing connects to their creative work and/or fits into their future plans for scholarship. Once applicants are accepted, a workshop mentor will reach out regarding the choice of titles or exhibitions for review and with more information about statements of practice.

    Reviews / Statement of Practice is the area where we receive the most submissions. Applicants who making a compelling case for the importance of writing in their research and/or for how writing connects to their creative work will be given preference.

  2. Project in Process: Applicants should submit their project manuscript along with their application and a brief description of their goals for the publication/submission of the piece. Projects that began as PhD dissertations or MFA theses are only acceptable if the manuscript has been updated and is in a draft format appropriate for publication.

For more information and questions, please contact Aaris Sherin at: fellowship@designincubation.com